Two people shot early Saturday morning leading Beloit Police on a car chase for suspects

BELOIT, Wis, (WIFR) -- Two people are shot leading police on a car chase for suspects after a shooting occurred in the area of 8th Street and Euclid Avenue in the City of Beloit around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Beloit Police say they heard numerous shots fired while patrolling the area. The Department spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of 4th Street and Portland where they tried to stop it, but the vehicle fled and the police followed.

Police say stop sticks were employed, which began to deflate the car's tires. They say the vehicle took the north I-39/90 ramp from Milwaukee Road but lost control. Police say the car went into the field area separating the North 1-39 ramp and the ramp for West 1-43, where the suspects fled the vehicle on foot into a heavy wooded area.

Police say a 29-year-old man from Beloit was shot in the buttocks and a 19-year-old woman from Rockford is in critical condition after getting shot in the head. Police say both are expected to survive.

The Department says the investigation revealed that a disturbance likely led into an argument, which then led to multiple shots being fired. They say it also appears that there were multiple shooters resulting in the two individuals being struck.

Police say a citizen did report finding a firearm that was located near a sidewalk where the suspect vehicle pursuit was initiated and the police have recovered and are examining the firearm.

At this time police say the suspects have not been found. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Beloit Police Department.